We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Somebody at NRO said they couldn't stop listening to this. A Chopin earwig. Listen to it two or three times, and see if it does the same to your ears. He zooms around his simple theme like a whirling dervish.
Can't help but contrast the young South Korean lady's performance with the news clip just now on TV showing today's magnificent mechanical North Korean military parade celebrating the political ascendance of --what the heck is this? --a Royal Communist? How...how...i mean...isn't communism the antithesis of royal succession -developed specifically to thwart it? oh hell i give up.
Good thing Ms. Son was born below the 38th parallel --what are the odds of that piano performance ever existing, otherwise?
Maybe you just don't like the piece of music --could be too fast or slow, too loud or soft, too something or not enough something else. 'Taste' hasn't been outlawed yet, tho there's probably a bill being writ somewhere in congress.
try this (once you get past the carmax ad, which is short) -- "The Little Bell" a Russian folk song done acapello and intercut with winter scenes from old Moscow. The elfin alto soprano standing behind the lead singer is worth the watching, even without the gorgeous song.
try this BBC URL sometime, too --looks like there may be lots of potential there in the root URL --i saved this for the Beethoven 6th performance (which starts about 43 minutes into the lecture on same, which is also great but can be skipped by advancing slider to 43:00 minutes)